Tournament officials revealed on Monday afternoon that defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka, Canada’s Milos Raonic and local favourite Joao Sousa have all been confirmed for the 2014 edition of the Portugal Open, which takes place in April.
Wawrinka became the second Swiss champion at the Portugal Open when he won the event last year. Seeded second at the time, Wawrinka avenged February’s Copa Claro final loss to David Ferrer by beating the top seed 6-1, 6-4 in 65 minutes. He has now returned to defend his title and ranking points.
Canada’s Milos Raonic will be taking part in the Portugal Open for the second time in his career, and the first time in the tournament’s new location in Oerias. He holds a 3-1 record at the event, having reached the semi-final in 2011 before losing to Fernando Verdasco.
World No. 42 Joao Sousa will be taking part in the Portugal Open for the sixth time in his young career, although he has only reached the main draw on four occasions.
The Portugal Open takes place between April 28-May 4.